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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Marc Lamont Hill
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Tuesday, January 17th
Doors 6 p.m.-Event 7 p.m.

FREE for everyone (priority admission given to FSU students with valid ID)

**Part of the 29th Annual MLK WEEK CELEBRATION**


Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is currently the host of BET News and VH1 Live, as well as a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.


Dr. Hill is Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Temple University. Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer. He is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He is also a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union.


Dr. Hill also works closely with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy. Over the past few years, he has actively worked on campaigns to end the death penalty and to release numerous political prisoners. Ebony Magazine has named him one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders.


Dr. Hill is the author or co-author of four books: the award-winning Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity; The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black life in America; Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond; and Gentrifier (January 2017). He has also published two edited books: Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility; and Schooling Hip-Hop: New Directions in Hip-Hop Based Education.


Trained as an anthropologist of education, Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics, and education.







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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dare to Dream Festival

Monday, January 16th

12 p.m.- 4 p.m. • Cascades Park

The event will follow the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial march that happens each year in Tallahassee. The festival will allow the community to gather in fellowship while celebrating the life and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement leader and peace activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a way to celebrate his dream and inspire others to pursue their own dreams.


Hosted by the Martin Luther King Dare to Dream Association, Inc., Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority, Cumulus Broadcasting, The City of Tallahassee, and CRA.















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Dinner Dialogue

Tuesday, January 17th

15:30 p.m.

MLK Dinner Dialogue will provide students, faculty, staff, and Tallahassee community members the opportunity to interact with Marc Lamont Hill, the 2017 MLK Celebration keynote speaker. Students, faculty, staff, and community members will share a meal as well as dialogue amongst each other.


If you are interested in submitting an online form, please do so here:



Hosted by Seminole Torchbearers and the Center for Leadership & Social Change.























The Untold Story









The Untold Story: Re-Envisioning the Chapters of Our Past

Wednesday, January 18th
Doors: 6 p.m.• Event: 6:30 p.m.
Oglesby Union Ballrooms

Hosted by the six Student Government Agencies, “The Untold Story: Re Envisioning the Chapters of our Past” is an artistic showcase with a variety of multi-sensory experiences in the forms of music, spoken word, visual art, film, dance, and other forms of creative expression. The artistic pieces will focus on re envisioning events and people surrounding the social movements of our past and how they relate to issues our respective communities face today.


Hosted by the Student Government Agencies























MLK High School Scholars









MLK High School Scholars

Thursday, January 19th

As a part of the FSU MLK Celebration Week, The Center for Leadership & Social Change welcomes Leon County high school students to be recognized as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars”. Selected students from Leon County high schools will join facilitators from FSU, FAMU, and TCC for a half day full of dialogue and sharing of experiences.


Hosted by the Florida State University Police Department and The Center for Leadership and Social Change

































Community Policing

Thursday, January 19th

10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. • Globe Auditorium

Join the FSU Police Department and local law enforcement leaders from our community for an interactive and fun workshop on how to positively engage with law enforcement officers and to learn about community policing.


Hosted by the Florida State University Police Department
























MLK Block Party









MLK Block Party

Thursday, January 19th

2 p.m.- 4 p.m. • Courtyard Commons

You are cordially invited to attend the MLK Block Party! There will be snacks, games and opportunities for you to learn about resources available to the FSU community. The Conversation Couch, hosted by Project Conversation will also be there to discuss current events.


Hosted by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Center for Global Engagement, Askew Student Life Center and University Housing

































Student Life Cinema at the Askew Student Life Center

Admission is FREE for All


Thursday, January 19th • 7:15 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Friday, January 20th • 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, January 21st • 7:15 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.


The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.


Hosted by the MLK Week Celebration Committee and the Student Life Cinema